700 B.C. Iranian sculpture

An Iron Age mystery deepens: It has been nearly a century since exquisite bronze figures emerged from the Zagros Mountains of present-day western Iran. Farmers dug up the artworks of people and animals, embossed bronze cups, and delicate pins dating back 3,000 years. But who created them? There’s still no definitive answer, but Nat Geo’s Historymagazine covers the archaeological detective story—and the possible sculptors. (Pictured above, dating from about 700 B.C., a sculpture of a horned figure taming mythical beasts.) @NatGeo

Ancient Art

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Here is a post not without controversy, to see what you think. I do not opt ​​for any of the options raised in this text. What do you think?

Before the pantheon of ancient Greek and Egyptian gods, the Mesopotamian gods of the Middle East existed, in present-day Iraq and Iran.

Specifically, the Anunnaki, the gods of the ancient Sumerians, were the most powerful of the pantheon and decreed the destinies of humanity.

Well, the millennial Sumerian images usually show their gods with a mysterious ancestral bag that is also represented in other ancient Mesoamerican civilizations and in Göbekli Tepe, the oldest religious place of worship in the world discovered so far (11,500 years)

How is it possible to find so many similarities between the civilizations that inhabited the earth thousands of years ago and that were separated by thousands of km and years?

In the archaeological site of La Venta, we see the God Quetzalcóalt with the same bag, the giants of Tula in Mexico, carry a similar one, the Apkallu, seven ancient mythological sages, too. And as I said before, the same thing happens at Göbekli Temple. In Egypt this bag was the symbol of Ankh and there are other examples even in Indonesia, New Zealand or India.

Were all these ancient cultures connected in some mysterious way? What did the bag have or what did it represent?

There are those who support ancient alien theories, thinking that they visited us and that they are the origin of different cultures and religions. So the bag is supposed to be part of your kit.

Other theories speak of dart throwers in the case of the Atlanteans of Tula, in Assyrian art it is said that it could contain magic dust and in Olmec art, medicinal herbs to be placed 😉

Others speak of representations. In ancient cultures, the circle is associated with concepts of spirituality and the square with the material and the earth, so the object would then represent the Cosmos.

Others are inclined to think that it was a weight of power, since its bearers were always gods.

And you do you think? Which theory convinces you the most?

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Michelangelo’s Moses

This muscle indicated by yellow arrow only appears when little finger is raised. Michelangelo’s Moses (1513-1515) is raising that finger and that shows his great knowledge of anatomy of human body.
Statue housed in church of San Pietro in Vincoli in Rome.
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